Tax Tips: Filing Online
Death and taxes two certainties in life. Procrastination on your taxes unfortunately won't make them go away. Here are some tips on how to get this off your list and reduce deadline stress for yourself and your
. Your income tax can be
anytime after February 20. Online is taking the lead over handwritten, with more than 84% of individuals filing online last year.
Looking to save time and errors? The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) offers an
Auto-fill my return
feature through some NETFILE-certified software. This secure feature automatically fills in certain parts of your return. Just register at
CRA for My Account
. Looking for instant feedback? Sign up for
to get the status of your return immediately after you file and next day notice of assessment.
If you've hired another
to look after your taxes, make sure that you have formally authorized them as a representative with CRA. If you have a business number, go to cra.gc.ca and search for Form RC59, Business Consent. If you don't have a business number and want to authorize a representative, you may need to complete an authorization for individuals. For more information, go to cra.gc.ca and look up "Authorize or cancel a representative - Individuals."